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Autumn Brings Colder Temperatures And Welcome News For Customers In The Fruit And Veg Aisle

Tuesday, 26 March 2024, 9:52 am | Countdown

26 March 2024: Customers shopping at Woolworths are making the most of lower prices on produce right now with the start of a reversal of trends towards frozen and tinned options. There is also strong demand for seasonal fruit and vegetables that are much ... More >>

Sparks Of Change For Grocery Delivery: Woolworths New Zealand Announces New Ambition For 100% EV Home Delivery Fleet

Thursday, 30 November 2023, 10:21 am | Countdown

Woolworths New Zealand has committed to delivering greener groceries to online customers with an ambition to transition 100 percent of its home delivery trucks to be electric powered by 2030. Today’s announcement comes as the retailer releases its 2023 Sustainability ... More >>

Woolworths NZ Calls For Respect Towards Team Members This Holiday Season As Conflict And Abuse In Stores Continues

Tuesday, 21 November 2023, 9:18 am | Countdown

Team members in Countdown/Woolworths stores continue to experience daily abuse and aggression with a 131% rise in physical assaults in the last six months compared to the same time last year. Woolworths has launched a campaign asking customers to ... More >>

Keen Green Kids Win Grants For Climate-clever Ideas

Thursday, 7 September 2023, 9:24 am | Countdown

 Creating forest walks in schools, rebuilding gardens devastated by Cyclone Gabrielle and supporting local communities with food grown by students are just some of the projects to receive a share of $50,000 from Countdown’s Growing for Good ... More >>

Ultra-convenience Jumps The Tasman With Launch Of MILKRUN By Woolworths New Zealand

Tuesday, 25 July 2023, 10:31 am | Countdown

Wellington and central Auckland shoppers can get groceries delivered by MILKRUN within an hour. At launch, customers will receive free delivery on their first three orders NZ shoppers to get popular innovative grocery delivery service that Woolworths ... More >>

Media Statement: Countdown North Island Meat Team Consultation

Friday, 23 June 2023, 8:05 pm | Countdown

Jason Stockill, Countdown’s Director of Stores: “We are currently consulting with around 400 of our team and FIRST Union on proposed changes to our North Island meat department team structure. In the last couple of years, there have been a number ... More >>

Countdown's Response To Unfolding Weather Events Today

Friday, 23 June 2023, 1:27 pm | Countdown

Jason Stockill, Countdown’s Director of Stores: "Our thoughts are with everyone in Tairāwhiti and Hawke’s Bay with unfolding weather events once again hitting the region. Countdown stores in the area are all open as usual today, and we are ... More >>

Woolworths New Zealand Welcomes Grocery Industry Competition Bill

Thursday, 22 June 2023, 7:01 am | Countdown

Woolworths New Zealand Managing Director Spencer Sonn has welcomed the passing of the Grocery Industry Competition Bill. “The Bill gives us a clear direction aimed at providing great value for New Zealand shoppers,” Spencer said. “We don’t ... More >>

Countdown And AA Smartfuel Announce End Of Partnership In Early 2024

Tuesday, 13 June 2023, 11:11 am | Countdown

13 June 2023: Countdown and AA Smartfuel have today announced that their rewards partnership will come to an end in early 2024. Countdown has been an AA Smartfuel partner since 2016, and in that time, Countdown and AA Smartfuel have provided Kiwi ... More >>

Countdown Commits To 20% Off Popular Odd Bunch Range

Tuesday, 6 June 2023, 1:20 pm | Countdown

6 June 2023: Countdown has announced a new commitment to value in the fruit and veg aisle with the retailer’s popular Odd Bunch range guaranteed to be at least 20% less than the standard shelf price of comparable fruit and veg. The Odd Bunch ... More >>

Countdown Removes Cigarettes From Stores Outside Of Normal Trading Hours, Prioritises Team And Customer Safety

Thursday, 6 April 2023, 10:47 am | Countdown

Thursday 6 April: The safety and wellbeing of our team and communities is our absolute priority, which is why Countdown has today made the decision to remove cigarettes from its stores outside of normal trading hours. We are continuing to see increasing ... More >>

Countdown Commits To Growing Back Better With Over $750,000 Of Support For Its Growers Impacted By Cyclone Gabrielle

Wednesday, 8 March 2023, 10:42 am | Countdown

Countdown has today announced a range of targeted support to help growers who have been impacted the most severely by Cyclone Gabrielle to get back on their feet. The package of support includes $700,000 ring-fenced for cash grants, a $50,000 donation ... More >>

1200 Supermarkets Across New Zealand And Australia To Fundraise For Those Impacted By Devastation From Cyclone Gabrielle

Tuesday, 21 February 2023, 1:37 pm | Countdown

As part of its response to the catastrophic weather events of the last few weeks, Countdown has donated over $430,000 to help organisations providing on-the-ground assistance including New Zealand Red Cross, New Zealand Food Network, Gizzy Kai Rescue, ... More >>

Countdown Commits To Helping Kiwis Get Back On Their Feet With A $200,000 Donation

Thursday, 16 February 2023, 12:14 pm | Countdown

 Countdown has been working around the clock to get food and other essentials to isolated communities, and with support from the National Emergency Management Agency and local civil defence organisations, has been able to open Countdown Gisborne ... More >>

Countdown Asks Kiwis For Patience And Understanding As Cyclone Gabrielle Continues To Impact Stores And Supply Chain

Wednesday, 15 February 2023, 1:28 pm | Countdown

Wednesday 15th February: Cyclone Gabrielle has wreaked havoc across the North Island in the last few days, and our entire team stands by those who have been affected by this devastating weather event. Alongside our growers, producers, supply partners, ... More >>

Countdown Stores To Close Early Again Today

Tuesday, 14 February 2023, 4:11 pm | Countdown

Tuesday 14 February Countdown’s Managing Director, Spencer Sonn: It’s been a devastating 24 hours for the North Island, and our 22,000 strong team is part of, and stands, by those communities grappling with the impacts of Cyclone Gabrielle. ... More >>

Update On Countdown Store Network Following Weather Impacts Overnight

Tuesday, 14 February 2023, 10:51 am | Countdown

We’re thinking of everyone who has been affected by Cyclone Gabrielle overnight. The weather across the North Island has impacted a number of our stores and some have been unable to open this morning. We are working as hard as we can to open as ... More >>

Update On Countdown Store Network Following Weather Impacts Overnight

Tuesday, 14 February 2023, 9:29 am | Countdown

We’re thinking of everyone who has been affected by Cyclone Gabrielle overnight. The weather across the North Island has impacted a number of our stores and some have been unable to open this morning. We are working as hard as we can to open as ... More >>

Countdown To Close North Island Stores Early Today

Monday, 13 February 2023, 4:14 pm | Countdown

Monday 13th February: Making sure our team stays safe in the current weather conditions so we can keep supplying Kiwis with essentials is our priority, which is why we are again closing some of our stores early today. This decision will mean our team can ... More >>

Countdown Stores And Supply Chain Well Prepared Ahead Of Cyclone Gabrielle

Friday, 10 February 2023, 1:48 pm | Countdown

Countdown is well prepared for the arrival of Cyclone Gabrielle with hundreds of cartons of essential supplies already on route to stores to ensure Kiwis can get everything they need this weekend. Countdown’s Managing Director, Spencer Sonn, ... More >>





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